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Study: Natural gas surge won`t slow global warming

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16/10/2014

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Abundant natural gas in the United States has been displacing coal, which produces more of the chief global warming gas carbon dioxide. But the new international study says an expansion of natural gas use by 2050 would also keep other energy-producing ...

Google to test flying wind turbines in Hawaii

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14/10/2014

According to reports, the company has selected a site on Hawaii where it hopes to develop and test its latest innovation. Makani Power, which Google acquired last year and absorbed into its Google X division, is running the project and has designed lightweight kites that can harness energy from high-altitude winds. Alden Woodrow, Google X business team lead, visited Hawaii earlier this month to ...

Geostatistics proves its value for site remediation once again

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14/10/2014

A recent study conducted by Geovariances, the French Antea Group and the Swiss consulting company eOde for the French RECORD* network has validated the value of geostatistics for the characterization of contaminated sites. The study recalls that geostatistics provides a rigorous methodological framework for contamination mapping and volume/tonnage estimation. But most importantly, it points out ...

Something new for building acoustics!

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16/10/2014

The verification of building acoustic quality requires technicians to take numerous measurements from multiple locations in the building. This requires excellent organization and a perfect knowledge of the standards and regulations in force. 01dB offers a simple, effective and versatile solution to help acoustic engineers improve their productivity: 01dB Smart Building Acoustics Solution. ...

Gary Bartman, President of Turner Design Hydrocarbon Instruments Announced to Speak at the Ship Air Emissions Management 2014 seminar in Long Beach

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13/10/2014

The President of Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Gary Bartman, will be one of the guest speakers at the Ship Air Emissions Management summit 2014.  The seminar will take place on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA from October 28-30, 2014. MARPOL Annex VI under the International Maritime Organization sets limits on sulphur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from ship exhausts and ...

Public Misperception Complicates Discussion About Fracking Regulations, Panelists Say

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15/10/2014

Public confusion over the practices involved in hydraulic fracturing has complicated efforts to study and regulate aspects of the process, according to environmental and industry advocates. “Hydraulic fracturing has evolved to mean a lot more things than fracturing open a rock,” Jason Hutt, a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani, said during a panel discussion at the American Bar ...

Quite smart - The new UNTHA shredder XR3000R

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16/10/2014

"Smart and reliable solutions tend to be the most cost-saving ones over the long run ..." Robust and efficient, simple and safe to operate, low maintenance and energy efficient. The focus is on the new UNTHA shredder XR3000R – tested and accepted by .A.S.A. Abfall Service AG. Before a new product is launched on the market, it is very thoroughly checked. And what better way to test the ...

Sustainable waste gas treatment using a combination of ozone-based advanced oxidation process and a wet scrubber

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16/10/2014

ESCO International supplied an advanced oxidation system (AOP) to treat an industrial gas effluent in a refinery plant Both the public and local regulatory authorities are highly sensitive to odour nuisance. Odour problems originate from the use of chemicals and solvents in industries such as foundries, electronics, chemicals, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals but also from sewage treatment ...

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